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Explore courses that spark critical thinking and global understanding and work with dedicated instructors in top-notch education, mentorship, and research. Immerse yourself in a mix of reflection, diverse perspectives, and global insights.



CHSS Graduation Convocation Ceremony

Humanities and Social Sciences Convocation

Date: May 3, 2024

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: UVU Orem Campus, UCCU Center

Personalized ceremony for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, where graduates are honored and hear from speakers.

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Degree Minors
Bachelor's Degrees

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Student Testimonials


UVU's Political Science program transformed my perspective, bridging theory with global issues. Professors' dedication propelled my career success.

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Sam Elzinga

Political Science

Discover unique opportunities with UVU Journal of History, a platform for undergrads to get published. Enhance your resume, catch the eye of grad schools and employers, and shape a bright academic and professional future.

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Carlin Chismar

Political Science


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Navigate your academic journey with an advisor! Gain personalized assistance to thrive in history and political science. Schedule now to gain unparalleled guidance and unlock your full potential!

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Advisor John Macfarlane

"I’m dedicated to igniting enthusiasm in history, political science, and social studies education! Join me on your academic journey for triumphs and shared successes. Ready to excel? Let's connect for personalized guidance and a roadmap to success in the social sciences!"

– John Macfarlane, Advisor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Dive into the past, discover insights, and shape the future. Explore the richness of history at UVU.

Why History?

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Unleash your potential! Explore a myriad of opportunities to grow, learn, and excel in the dynamic field of history.

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